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I am hoping for advice on claiming benefits today

Meatloaf123Meatloaf123 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi everyone, I am hoping for advice on claiming benefits today. I have crohn's disease and have always worked full-time. 3 weeks ago I had a heart attack and I'm waiting for the results of a tongue biopsy. I am terrified of the day when I have to return to my stressful job with my less than sympathetic manager. I am looking into retiring due to ill health and was hoping someone might be able to give me some advice. I'm 53 years old. Many thanks in advance 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited May 2019

    Hello @Meatloaf123 Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.  We guide, advise and help new members who join the forum.

    Sorry to hear that your not well. Hope and wishing for a speedy recovery.

    I would have a look at the following information. May be of interest to you.


    Please also have a look at our website for further information and advice.  On benefits.

    Also may I add you could speak to CAB or look at their website . Good with form filing in if you need to apply.

    Please ask if we can help further with anything else. A member of our team or a member of our community will know.

    Please take care.


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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Meatloaf123 and welcome

    Have you talked about this with your GP ?
    If you can, get trained advice from an agency near you. They will be able to discuss benefit options with you
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
     Hi @Meatloaf123

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    We are all here to help/advice any new members.

    Yes I was in the same boat 🚣‍♀️ 🚣‍♀️🚣‍♀️🚣‍♀️ “Ship” a few years ago now.

    I had to take early retirement at the age of 52yrs old.

    I ended up controlling every stage of the process to make sure everything went to plan.

  • Meatloaf123Meatloaf123 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you folks, it's a really good feeling knowing you're not alone. Thank you again x
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Meatloaf123 and a very warm welcome to the community! You might the benefit calculator a useful tool to see what you can claim. We also have boards on benefits that can be found here. Please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to help :)

  • Meatloaf123Meatloaf123 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thank you so much x
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Meatloaf123 how are you doing today? I am sorry to hear this, as the other members have suggested, please use the benefits calculator. You may also want to get in touch with ACAS for advice; Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law.
  • Meatloaf123Meatloaf123 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I will do thank you x
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

    Scope community team

    Hi @Meatloaf123 , there's lots of good advice and links above so just a quick message to welcome you to the community! Please don't hesitate to ask if you've any other questions etc or want any more advice regarding benefits. :)
    Senior Community Partner
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